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Dresses of the
Italian Renaissance
 
 

Period: around 1500, Italy

In what follows we present you several historic designs of the Italian Renaissance. The underlying basic pattern features a raised waistline; a close-fitting bodice; slim two-piece over sleeves, which are laced on over wide, bouffant lower sleeves; and an open front skirt.

The first dress is made of cotton damask and appropriately dyed dark blue silk. The antique sleeves are richly ornamented with golden braid and are laced on to the crossed-over, strapless top.

The second Renaissance dress was crafted from aubergine-colored silk velvet. The underskirt and sleeves are made of suitably dyed silk, which was decorated with antique-golden metal braid.
For the third Renaissance dress we used brown gold brocade with golden edges woven into it. The glamorous gold-woven sleeves reprise the dress' ornament.


The red model consists of batiste with woven gold ornaments. It is combined with silk and metal braids, which accentuate the crossed-over top and the upper sleeves.

Similarly the azure Renaissance dress was crafted from a combination of delicate cotton with woven gold ornaments, silk and metal braids. Just as the hem the scoop neck is decorated with antique-golden metal braid.

The green Renaissance dress features a deeper V-neck than the others. Its front edges and hem are ornamented with woven, golden braid.



Price category: E and F